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High Profile Crimes Post Election

Dec 01, 2005

Mayor Michael Bloomberg won re-election in part because he fulfilled an unlikely promise he made in his first campaign four years ago -- to continue the drop in crime –-

 

Ethics Code for Administrative Judges Vote No

Oct 31, 2005

The two city charter amendments on the ballot unnecessarily and unwisely shift power to the mayor and away from our city council. The proposals come from a little-known charter

 

Ethics Code for Administrative Judges

Oct 31, 2005

Until they are unlucky enough to get caught parking their cars illegally, setting up their pushcarts too close to curbs, or insufficiently ventilating their dry-cleaning businesses, most New Yorkers do

 

City Strengthens Human Rights Law

Oct 06, 2005

When Mayor Mike Bloomberg approved the Local Civil Rights Restoration Acton October 3 despite some unspecified concerns, he signed into law the most extensive strengthening of the city’s human rights

 

Death Penalty, NYC Style

Oct 03, 2005

When Governor George Pataki capitalized on widespread public fear of violent crime in his successful campaign against Mario Cuomo in 1994 by pledging to bring back the death penalty in

 

Rockefeller Drug Law Reform?

Sep 22, 2005

After 32 years of struggle against the draconian Rockefeller Drug Laws, New York public officials are claiming that these laws finally have been reformed. Earlier this year, and then again

 

Mayoral Issue Grid: Crime

Sep 21, 2005

Mayoral Issue Grid CRIME -Anti-Terror Plan? -Other Crime Priorities? -More police? Crime is down in New York City; the murder rate is the lowest since 1963. Yet the challenge of keeping

 

Mayoral Issue Grid: Crime

Aug 15, 2005

Mayoral Issue Grid CRIME -Anti-Terror Plan? -Other Crime Priorities? -More police? Crime is down in New York City; the murder rate is the lowest since 1963. Yet the challenge of